Thursday, June 4th, 2009
Review: PRIMO EuroBath, the Best Baby Bath Solution
Forget bath tubs that fit over your kitchen sink. Been there, done that. Your baby will outgrow them quickly and the splashing makes a mess. Bath time should be about rockin’ and a-rollin’, splishin’ and a-splashin’. Encourage it.
Behold the PRIMO EuroBath, made in America. Is it based on a European tub or just hokey marketing? I don’t know, but this is one hip basin.
The tub sits inside your home’s bathtub and is quite large, 36″ long by 21″ wide by 10″ deep.
It cradles your baby from birth to 12 months at a good angle, with tall sides and a “safety post” between the legs that keeps your kid from slipping down. He can thrash about, splash and have fun with much less concern for you about him falling out or under the water.
With our daughter’s kitchen sink tub, we held her at every moment for fear that something might happen. And when she outgrew it, then what, move her straight to an adult tub? In the EuroBath we sit next to our son and let him splash away, and the tub grows with him.
Around his first birthday, we moved him to the other end of the tub where the contours allow him to sit upright, again with a safety post between his legs.
If you have a second child not too far apart in years or size, both your kids might even fit inside facing each other.
(In the photo above, my son’s legs are over the top of the safety post instead of around it, but his butt is safely wedged against the post, keeping him from sliding down.)
EuroBath has a standard built-in drain, and the frame has two recessed spots for soap or a sponge. And, yes, the tub is free of BPA, phthalates and lead.
The tub has a hole for hanging on a wall hook to drain, but our bathroom is far too small for such things. We just leave it upside down in the adult tub to dry.
We’ve been using a EuroBath on loan from a friend because we decided to have a second child after a 4-year sold-all-our-gear gap between kids. The loaning mother is still gaga over how safe it made her feel when bathing her daughter.
Go ahead and try telling me your non-EuroBath tub is the best baby bath solution, but technically you’ll be wrong because any such claims contravene the article title at the top of this page. You’d only be embarrassing yourself by making such silly claims.